Nigel Stepney articles on F1 Fanatic archive

F1 blogs review: Flight difficulties 16th February 2008, 7:00

“Flight difficulties” have caused the FIA to postpone Nigel Stepney’s date with them to discuss the small matter of why he felt compelled to give 780 pages of information about Ferrari’s car to McLaren. Also in the F1 blogs this week the Singapore Grand Prix ticket hotline sees huge demand for tickets to the night […]

F1 news review: Malaysia considers night race 25th January 2008, 7:00

F1 could have two races under floodlights in 2009 as the organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang look at hiring the same company used for this year’s Singapore Grand Prix, which will be the first to be held at night. Elsewhere Nigel Stepney gets a new job, Max Mosley and Jackie Stewart continue […]

Mosley proposes halt to McLaren spy investigation 13th December 2007, 20:39

Max Mosley has proposed that the proceedings regarding McLaren’s possession of Ferrari intellectual property be brought to a close following McLaren’s public apology earlier today. This comes following the publication of the FIA’s technical report which casts new light on how McLaren engineers were planning to use the material obtained from Ferrari’s Nigel Stepney by […]

F1 07 review: Year in quotes 2nd November 2007, 9:00

It’s been a years of big news – and big talking. Here is how they year unfolded from the mouths of the people who made it what it was, from Lewis Hamilton to Bernie Ecclestone, and Martin Brundle to Kimi Raikkonen.

F1 in the news 53: Stepney speaks out 5th October 2007, 11:00

A stack of stories in the news this week and, no, they’re not all about Lewis Hamilton. Nigel Stepney has spoken out about his role in the espionage scandal, Jacques Villeneuve is causing ructions in the States, and Jenson Button is either encouraging or slating Honda, depending on who you believe. Plus do you know […]

McLaren will not appeal spying punishment 21st September 2007, 19:05

McLaren confirmed today that it will not appeal against its expulsion from the 2007 constructors’ championship and $100m fine it was slapped with in the espionage hearing last week. The team’s statement read: “McLaren thinks it is in the best interests of the sport, and its goal of winning races and world championships, not to […]

The questions that remain over the espionage scandal (2/2) 15th September 2007, 0:07

What will the consequences of the espionage verdict be for Ferrari, the team whose information was stolen? And perhaps most importantly of all, where does the sport go from here? Further thoughts on the state of play following the spy scandal hearing.

Furious Dennis accuses Ferrari of cheating 1st August 2007, 20:45

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has hit back at Ferrari in the escalating row over spying in Formula 1. In a letter to Luigi Macaluso, who successfully petitioned the FIA for an appeal against McLaren’s exoneration last week, Dennis accused Ferrari of: Winning the Australian Grand Prix with an illegal car Leaking portions of their memorandum […]

McLaren spy verdict: Why the FIA were right 27th July 2007, 14:51

McLaren’s escape from yesterday’s World Motor Sports Council hearing without a punishment has been met with criticism. Jean Todt called the verdict “incomprehensible and grave” and threatened an appeal. Renault team boss Flavio Briatore admitted he didn’t understand the decision: “If someone had some advantage from the possession of the material, it would have been […]

McLaren not punished in spy case (updated) 26th July 2007, 15:15

The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council have decided not to punish McLaren following a hearing into the Ferrari spying row. However it has found the team guilty of possessing Ferrari’s documents and described at the penalties may be levied in the future if it emerges that McLaren had used the information: If it is found […]